Archives for February 2016

4 Ideas to Add Instant Farmhouse Flair to Your Suburban Home

Okay girls, eyes sharp! Next time you’re out at a flea market, estate sale or antique shop, here’s what to look for to infuse your home with a rustic, farmhouse vibe.

Architectural salvage – Gates, mantles, windows, doors, shutters. Think big pieces that can be hung on the wall or an antique item that can replace builder grade materials such as swapping out a generic pantry door with an antique screen door.

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What Every Girl Needs in Her Furniture Make-Over Toolkit

Have you ever started a paint project only to realize you are out of _________?

And heading to the store is about as easy and appealing as asking you to run a marathon with an elephant strapped to your back?

Seriously, you’ve had one of those days.  And you finally get the kids down for a nap, thinking you’re going to be a Rock Star (not to mention feel like a productive adult) by getting this project started but…brake screech…you can’t?

Sigh.  This was my life all the time when my kids were little!

Well, look no further.

I put together a handy list for you (print it out here), so the next time you’re out running errands, grab the following and you’ll be ready when the kids cooperate inspiration strikes! [Read more…]

Easy DIY: Inspirational Canvas Art

I love words and sayings and inspirational quotes.

The idea for this canvas art project came one day while I was reading my Bible.

By day the Lord commands His steadfast love, at night His song is with me. (Psalms 42:8)

You know those moments when you’re reading scripture and it just melts your heart?  I pictured the Lord, as nurturing as a mother, commanding His love towards me during the day (never giving up on me) and at night singing over me.

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How to Remove Paint from Hardware

I’ve got a fun, quick tip for you today.

Awhile back I refinished my dining room buffet and painted over all the hardware. Multiple coats, because of course, I changed my mind four times about the color.  Right? 

It wasn’t until I finished that I realized the original brass hardware would have looked waaay better.  Also, because this project took me so long, the paint had plenty of time to cure and was stuck on there good. [Read more…]